Category Archives: Genre: Fantasy

The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil

Soman Chainani

The School for Good and Evil

Page Count: 512

Age Range: 8 and up

Year: 2013

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

Two girls, Agatha and Sophie, are the best of friends. In a small village of Gavaldon, two children will get selected to attend the school of good or the school of evil. Sophie, hoping to get selected for the school of good actually got put into the school of evil and her friend Agatha got put into the school of good. As they try to switch places, things happen to prove they were put into the right schools.

Everyone will enjoy this novel because it talks about the importance of friendship. Whether you are good or evil, true friendship conquers all.

– Ms. Nancy

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Filed under Age Range: 8 and up, Author: Soman Chainani, Genre: Adventure, Genre: Fantasy, Page Count: 500-600, Year: 2010s

Half Upon a Time

Half Upon a Time

James Riley

Quick Stats:Half Upon a Time

Page Count: 416

Age Range: 8 and up

Year: 2011

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

The main character, Jack, son of the infamous Jack and the Bean Stalk, lives in the fairy tale world. Trying to restore his family’s reputation, he embarks on an adventure with a princess name May. May, however isn’t a princess, she is from our world. Together with Jack, they both adventured on this crazy and wild fairy tale land.

This book is fun and hilarious, I know every one will enjoy it. For City of Lakes AmeriCorps members, it’ll bring back childhood memories and for middle school students, it’ll help them realized how fun it is to be young and full of energy.

– Ms. Nancy

 

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Filed under Age Range: 8 and up, Author: James Riley, Genre: Adventure, Genre: Fantasy, Genre: Horror, Page Count: 400-500, Part of a Series, Year: 2010s

Magician: Apprentice

Magician: Apprentice

Raymond E. Feist

Quick Stats:magician apprentice

Page Count: 512

Age Range: 12 and up

Year: 1993

Genre: Fantasy

While this book is the beginning of the fairly long ʺRiftwar Sagaʺ, it is the first two books which truly stand on their own. Magician: Apprentice, and its second half, Magician: Master, are Raymond E. Feist’s classic fantasy novels and deal with the idea of magic in a unique and interesting way. The main character, Pug, is also a relatable and fun companion throughout the story.

Anyone who loves fantasy should have a go at these ones. They are classics of the genre.

Mr. Coleman

 

 

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Filed under Age Range: 12 and up, Author: Raymond E. Feist, Genre: Fantasy, Page Count: 500-600, Year: 1980s

Firesong

Firesong

William Nicholson

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 4281438096

Age Range: 13 and up

Year: 2002

Genre: Adventure. Fantasy

The third and final installment of William Nicholson’s Wind on Fire trilogy brings the epic saga of the Manth people to a head, as they break free of their former enslavers and seek a perhaps non-existent homeland. Bowman and Kestrel continue to grow older and are now young adults, with new problems and hopes and dreams.

If you enjoyed the previous books, you have to continue on to this final one. Not a let-down at all, like some endings to long stories can be.

Mr. Coleman

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The Wind Singer

The Wind Singer

William Nicholson

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Page Count: 486windsinger

Age Range: 13 and up

Year: 2002

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Realistic

The Wind Singer is the first of William Nicholson’s wonderful fantasy trilogy, but stands perfectly well on its own. A rich and interesting world with likeable characters, it deals with some sometimes heavy themes such as caste systems, family relations, and individuality.

All lovers of fantasy will enjoy this one, so will anyone who sounds interested in the more real-life themes above

Mr. Coleman

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Slaves of the Mastery

Slaves_of_the_MasterySlaves of the Mastery

William Nicholson

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Page Count: 434

Age Range: 13 and up

Year: 2001

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

In the second installment of William Nicholson’s trilogy, brother and sister Bowman and Kestrel are separated after their city is attacked by a far away empire. This book continues the deeper themes of the previous book, while focusing more on ideas about slavery, large empires, and other personal issues, as the characters grow older.

Anyone interested in fantasy or the above themes would like this book.

Mr. Coleman

 

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Wildfire

Wildfire

Karsten Knight

Quick Stats:Wildfire

Page Count: 393

Age Range: 14 and up

Year: 2011

Genre:Fantasy

This book is the first in a series of three about a girl named Ashline Wilde who finds out that she is an ancient Polynesian goddess reincarnated in a super sarcastic, boy crazy, tennis champion, fiercely independent teenage body. Ashline gets into a fight at her school and gets transferred to a private school out of state, where she meets some other kids who notice the same things that Ashline notices — things that only gods and goddesses are aware of. Everybody else’s knows what their power is, but Ashline is still getting used to hers and doesn’t know how to use it. Meanwhile, she starts falling for this guy who has finished high school already, and her older sister starts messing with her new life, trying to convince Ashline to leave all the mortals behind.

This book is awesome! Girls might like it more just because the main character is female and her perspective is one that a lot of girls can probably relate to. This book is action-packed with dangerous humans, dangerous gods, jerk boys, jealous girls, a suspicious headmaster, phantoms, a blind siren with the voice of an angel, and a MASQUERADE BALL! What!?!? I repeat, this book is awesome.

Miss Rachel

 

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Filed under Age Range: 14 and up, Genre: Fantasy, Page Count: 300-400, Year: 2010s